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November 19, 2019

Nashville: Dismantling Disparities through Data

The city of Nashville is a finalist for this year’s City Accelerator project, which is focused on helping cities promote economic equity.
November 19, 2019

Innovation Stands the Test of Time

A look back at the three cities that started it all reveals ideas worth stealing and replicating.
November 19, 2019

Accelerate This: City Hall meets Shark Tank

How They Did It: Nashville
November 19, 2019

Podcast: Inspiring, Enabling, and Teaching Teams to Become Public Entrepreneurs

A pop-up podcast recorded with a live audience that captures key learnings from the cities that learned them - detailed here with a full transcript.
November 19, 2019

Podcast: Building a New Urban Practice, City by City

A pop-up podcast recorded with a live audience that captures key learnings from the cities that learned them - detailed here with a full transcript.
November 19, 2019

Podcast: A People-Centric Approach to Producing Impact for Low-Income Residents

A pop-up podcast recorded with a live audience that captures key learnings from the cities that learned them - detailed here with a full transcript.
November 19, 2019

Lessons From the Field for and by Civic Innovation Teams

The experience of Louisville, Nashville, and Philadelphia can inform the work of innovation teams in your city.
November 19, 2019

Bureaucracy Gives Way to Innovation: The Nashville Model

How Nashville Metro pivoted toward the future
November 19, 2019

New Ways of Thinking in Nashville

A special (but simple) bus pass helps homeless population get to shelter in extreme weather.
November 19, 2019

A Conversation With Mayors on Making Innovation Stick

Mayors from the City Accelerator's first cohort reflect on the changes underway in their cities.
November 19, 2019

A Philanthropic Nudge for Civic Innovation

Cities are doing it for themselves but not by themselves.
November 19, 2019

3 Ways Cities Can Promote Innovation Up and Down the Food Chain

Change in government requires empowering and energizing its employees.
November 19, 2019

Being Local in an Interdependent World

Regional planning shows communities can be better, together.
November 19, 2019

A Year in the Life of the City Accelerator

It's time for a recap and review of this philanthropic, collaborative startup that has put down roots in eight cities so far.
November 19, 2019

The Electrifying Rhetoric of Election Season -- Or, the Trump Effect

Politics is a messy business, but fierce competition can fuel innovation.
November 19, 2019

Mayors Come and Go, But Good Ideas Should Stick

Upcoming elections will test the sustainability of mayors’ innovation initiatives.
November 19, 2019

The Role of Whimsy and the Rise of the Metro Data Geek in Nashville's Innovation Practices

Nashville's co-chief innovation officer on the city's key takeaways from the City Accelerator.
November 19, 2019

A Spotlight on Nashville's Serendipity Practice

City leaders spark innovation in creative ways in this country music community.
November 19, 2019

Innovation in 140 Characters or Less

The Governing Summit in Louisville, Ky., provided unique ways for participants to share ideas.
November 19, 2019

Video Archive: Summit on Government Performance and Innovation

Archive of Live Stream and Live Blog from Louisville
November 19, 2019

An Interactive Gathering for City Leaders

The convening focuses on solving urban problems through synergy and innovation.
November 19, 2019

Breaking Through Barriers to Innovation in Local Government

Through the City Accelerator, Louisville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn., and Philadelphia are adapting how they do business in order to produce materially different results.
November 19, 2019

New Implementation Guide for Local Government Innovation

A new City Accelerator guide addresses some of the key barriers to innovation in local government and provides a path forward for cities to follow.
November 19, 2019

Nashville and Louisville Use Innovation and Imagination in City Infrastructure

The City Accelerator communities are creating an environment of ingenuity.
November 19, 2019

4 Key Challenges Facing Local Government Innovators

The selection process for the City Accelerator surfaced the tensions that make it difficult to make innovation a regular practice.
November 19, 2019

Introducing the City Accelerator's First Cohort

Louisville, Nashville and Philadelphia move forward with anti-poverty plans.
November 19, 2019

Similarities among the City Accelerator's Top 3 Plans

Each cities' innovative plan to help low-income residents seems so different at first glance.
November 19, 2019

5 Themes in City Poverty Plans

City Accelerator finalists have commonalities in the problems they face and their proposed solutions.
November 19, 2019

San Jose and Nashville Ask Citizens for Poverty Solutions

San Jose and Nashville are planning to tap the talents of citizens for innovative solutions to their problems with poverty.
November 19, 2019

Using Innovation to Address Inequality in Nashville

The City of Nashville, a finalist in the inaugural round of the City Accelerator, is focused on innovations to help alleviate poverty.